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The CPSC has approved the final rule of Baby Changing Products, 16 CFR 1235 – Safety Standard for Baby Changing Products.

SAFEGUARDS | Toys & Juvenile Products NO. 121/18

SafeGuardS baby changing products

This mandatory Federal regulation 16 CFR 1235 was published on 26th June 2018, which adopts ASTM F2388–18 with no modifications.

Per definition of ASTM that one of the following: changing table, changing table accessory, add-on changing unit, contoured changing pad is a changing product.

The main performance requirements are:

  • Requirements for structural integrity
  • Stability test
  • Requirements for barriers
  • Requirements for the retention of contoured changing pads and add-on changing units
  • Entrapment in enclosed openings test
  • Entrapment by shelves test
  • Self-folding steps requirement
  • Restraint system requirement

This 16 CFR1235 will be effective on January 2, 2019 and will apply to products manufactured or imported on and after the effective date.

SGS has dedicated experts and services to assist you in the development of juvenile products and childcare articles. SGS offers physical/mechanical tests, chemical tests, packaging evaluation, inspections to ensure the compliance of your products in target markets.

For enquiries, please contact:

Piyush Shah
SGS Consumer and Retail
Technical Director (Hardlines)
t: +1 (973) 461-7953

Melody Zhang
Consumer and Retail
Juvenile Expert
t: +86-21-61402666 ex: 2702

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